Register Now!
The HomeBrew Forum > Beer Brewing Talk > Beer Kit Brewing Discussion. > 1st (for years) brew - Brew maker IPA (mildly tweeked

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
BrewBandit
Junior Member
 
BrewBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 19
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default 1st (for years) brew - Brew maker IPA (mildly tweeked

So, got my first brew for years on the go today. As it was first for years just wanted to start out simple and relatively cheaply.

Brewmaker IPA and instead of the 1k sugar used 500g light spray malt, 250g demerara & 250g granulated (cane not beet).

Got it all bucketed, stirred and dissolved, waited 15 mins, took OG, lidded and tucked it away in the airing cupboard. Went back to tidy up kitchen and found the yeast sachet! Lol, said it had been a while!

Back to airing cupboard, add yeast.

OG was 1044-1046 (could only do a barrel reading, lost testing tube) which if it brews out OK should give me 4.something, which is pretty much right where I like it.

Up to the brew fairies now!
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_20160912_133515873.jpg  
BrewBandit is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
JapanBrew
Senior Member
 
JapanBrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,130
Liked 334 Times on 275 Posts
Likes Given: 395

Default

Sounds good.
Big
Question... Can BB wait a month for this to meld!?!
JapanBrew is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 02:02 PM   #3
BrewBandit
Junior Member
 
BrewBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 19
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JapanBrew View Post
Sounds good.
Big
Question... Can BB wait a month for this to meld!?!
All good things.....as they say.

In the meantime there's always tesco & aldi!
BrewBandit is offline  
JapanBrew Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 02:18 PM   #4
JapanBrew
Senior Member
 
JapanBrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,130
Liked 334 Times on 275 Posts
Likes Given: 395

Default

What's the Japanese version of that!?!
There's always... Want to say sushi or samurai but that just comes of racist! Besides its not even a store!
Damn I drink too much!!
JapanBrew is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 02:22 PM   #5
JapanBrew
Senior Member
 
JapanBrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,130
Liked 334 Times on 275 Posts
Likes Given: 395

Default

I would post my brew day but it's not possible from the iPhone to do it. And WAY to lazy to walk to the next room where my Mac is to make the album then link to it.
Sorry... Funny thing is I'm not even one of those millennials!!
JapanBrew is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2016, 11:47 AM   #6
BrewBandit
Junior Member
 
BrewBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 19
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Three days in, first look under the lid, bubbling away nicely so don't appear to have cocked anything up yet!
BrewBandit is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2016, 03:19 PM   #7
BrewBandit
Junior Member
 
BrewBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 19
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Day 8. Airing cupboard has sat between Min 18.6 & Max 20.9, so happy with temp.

First (post make) g reading today was 1010, not an abundance of bubbling, but I think there is still a few slowly rising.

Will leave be for another 3 or 4 days, see if I can get her to 1008 or lower.

PS. What was in the test jar tasted promising, which is the main thing!
BrewBandit is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 07:22 PM   #8
BrewBandit
Junior Member
 
BrewBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 19
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Barrelled this on Tues afternoon, having got fg of 1006. Back into airing cupboard for secondary fermentation and moved to cool utility room to clear down on Saturday morning. Have resisted so far!
BrewBandit is offline  
Chippy_Tea Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 07:38 PM   #9
dad_of_jon
Beer designer
 
dad_of_jon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Swansea
Posts: 2,280
Liked 924 Times on 689 Posts
Likes Given: 1705

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewBandit View Post
Barrelled this on Tues afternoon, having got fg of 1006. Back into airing cupboard for secondary fermentation and moved to cool utility room to clear down on Saturday morning. Have resisted so far!
I pimped this kit up and it was very good indeed.
__________________
Bottled & Drinking:

Name - style - abv% - no. left

Working hard in the yard - american wit - 5.2% - 12
Seasons to be cheerful pt 2 -Saison - 7% - 39
King Kong - Big black Belgian Quad - 12.86% - 18
East vs West - Belgian RIS - 9% - 31
Risky Business II - 8.2% - 34

Xmas 2017 - 6 each put aside

Stealth triple - Dark Triple - 7.22%
Ris-ky business - 10.37%
Sleighed in Belgium - 9.3%
King Kong - 12.86%
dad_of_jon is offline  
BrewBandit Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 10:31 AM   #10
BrewBandit
Junior Member
 
BrewBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 19
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dad_of_jon View Post
I pimped this kit up and it was very good indeed.
Fingers crossed!
BrewBandit is offline  
dad_of_jon Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First TC (and first brew for a few years) weirdbeard Wine & Cider Brewdays! 0 11-09-2014 06:54 PM
First brew for 25 years mollusc Introduce Yourself 4 28-04-2013 06:29 PM
First brew day for some years. norledgeispower Beer Brewdays! 2 08-05-2012 04:26 AM
1st Brew in years! DirtyCaner General Beer Brewing Discussion 9 30-05-2011 05:42 PM
First brew for 30 years Cheeky Monkey Beer Brewdays! 11 05-11-2010 03:43 PM

Newest Threads